Thursday, September 19, 2013

Up and Coming: More Than This by Patrick Ness

Librarian M tackles a book that we are sure to see a when people begin to talk about favorites of the year and award books:

More Than This by Patrick Ness

Release Date: September 10, 2013

Seth is dead. He walked into the freezing Pacific Ocean and drowned. But then something weird happens: He wakes up halfway across the world outside his childhood home near London. He is covered in bandages and the world appears deserted. Weeds are over six feet tall, everything is covered in a thick layer of dust, and it is eerily quiet. What’s going on? Is Seth in hell? Is he still alive?

This book is suspenseful and thrilling, but there’s more to it than the plot. It’s possible to take the whole story literally and leave it after reading the last page, but hopefully the ideas in the book will linger and be mulled over for days afterward. (Yeah, yeah, it really makes you think, but c’mon, it does.)

More books to consider reading after this:

House of Stairs by William Slater

And more Patrick Ness:

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